How to Design a 3D Plant Model with ESApro Piping 3D 66
ESApro Piping 3D 66 is a software that allows you to create a realistic and accurate 3D model of your plant piping system. It is based on AutoCAD and integrates with other ESAin software such as ESApro P&ID, ESApro Isometric Sketches and ESApro Material Lists. In this article, we will show you how to use ESApro Piping 3D 66 to design a 3D plant model with ease and efficiency.
The first step is to choose the piping class that defines the specifications of your piping system, such as the material, the diameter, the wall thickness, the fittings and the supports. You can create your own piping class by using the ESApro Piping Class Generator or select one from the existing database. To choose the piping class, click on the Piping Class icon on the toolbar and select the desired class from the list.
Step 2: Insert the Equipment
The next step is to insert the equipment that will be connected by the piping system, such as vessels, pumps, valves and instruments. You can either model your own equipment using the ESApro Equipment module or import them from external sources such as DWG files or point clouds. To insert an equipment, click on the Equipment icon on the toolbar and select the desired equipment from the catalog or browse for an external file.
Step 3: Draw the Pipeline Layout
The third step is to draw the pipeline layout that connects the equipment according to your design criteria. You can use various tools and commands to draw straight pipes, bends, branches, reducers and other components. You can also use the Pipe-Snap function to automatically snap to existing pipes or equipment nozzles. To draw a pipe, click on the Pipe icon on the toolbar and specify the start point, end point and direction of the pipe.
Step 4: Place the Components
The fourth step is to place the components that are required for your piping system, such as flanges, gaskets, bolts, elbows, tees, valves and instruments. You can choose from a wide range of components available in the catalog or create your own custom components using the ESApro Component Generator. To place a component, click on the Component icon on the toolbar and select the desired component from the list.
Step 5: Check for Clashes
The fifth step is to check for any clashes or interferences between your piping system and other elements in your plant model, such as equipment, structures or supports. You can use the ESApro Clash Detection tool to automatically identify and highlight any clashes in your model. You can also use the ESApro Comparison tool to compare different revisions of your model and detect any changes or modifications.
Step 6: Generate Outputs
The final step is to generate outputs from your 3D plant model, such as material lists, isometric sketches, 2D drawings, renderings and animations. You can use various modules of ESApro software to generate these outputs with ease and accuracy. For example, you can use ESApro Material Lists to create a detailed bill of materials for your piping system; you can use ESApro Isometric Sketches to create automatic isometric drawings of your pipelines; you can use ESApro Layout to create 2D drawings of your plant layout; you can use ESApro Rendering and Animation to create realistic images and videos of your plant model.
ESApro Piping 3D 66 is a powerful and user-friendly software that enables you to design a 3D plant model with high speed and precision. It offers a comprehensive solution for all your piping design needs, from piping class generation to material list extraction. It also integrates with other ESAin software and external software for maximum compatibility and flexibility. If you want to learn more about ESApro Piping 3D 66 or request a free trial, visit https://esain.com/en/project/esapro-3d-piping/. 0efd9a6b88